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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Derrick City dispatched for a fire alarm

On Beacon Lite Way.

Galeton Dispatched for Vehicle Crash on Rt. 6 East

Report one vehicle crash near 289 Rt. 6 East by the Knob Hill Motel. Pickup truck into embankment. 2 occupants. Possibly no injuries. Report occupants have left the scene. EMS cancelled.

Ongoing Harassment Investigation In Horton TWP.


Strongsville Ohio Man Arrested For A DUI Crash In Hamlin TWP.


Coudersport ambulance to Cole Manor

For difficulty breathing.

The Monthly Meeting For Pleasant Valley TWP. Has Been Postponed


Bradford TWP fire Dept. was dispatched to 1312 South Ave.

On November 13, at 6:48 pm Bradford TWP fire Dept. was dispatched to 1312 South Ave. for a possible house fire

Elkland, Osceola Dispatched For Rollover Crash on Briar Hill Road

At 5:46 PM on Saturday, Elkland, Osceola and Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover crash near 432 Briar Hill Road. Vehicle is on its roof with unknown injuries.

Evelyn G. Jenigen, 79, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA

Evelyn G. Jenigen                    

Evelyn G. Jenigen, 79, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA passed away with her loving daughter by her side on Friday, November 12, 2021, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.     

Funeral arrangements., entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Emporium Dispatched For Outside Fire on Sizerville Road

At 4:20 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 577 Sizerville Road for a large outside fire.

Reported to be a controlled burn.

David A. Tominez, 65, of Bradford, PA.

David A. Tominez

David A. Tominez, 65, of Bradford, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Bradford Manor.

He was born on May 29, 1956 in Bradford, a son of the late Michael and Jane Skivington Tominez.

He was a 1974 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

After graduating High School; David joined the Air Force where he served from 1974 until his honorable discharge in 1979.  After his discharge from the Air Force he worked as a self-employed contractor in the New Jersey area until his retirement.

He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church.  He was a fan of Nascar and a Buffalo Bills and he loved spending time with his family; especially his nieces and nephews.  He also enjoyed cooking and the companionship of his dog Harley.

He is survived by six siblings, Michael (Teri) Tominez of Olean, Daniel (Donna Benoist) Tominez of Wilmington, NC, Kathy (Holland) Earle of Roswell, GA, Rita (Chuck) Stark of Bradford, Paul Tominez of Pennsauken, NJ and Patty (Scott) Burgo of Canton, GA and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister, Anne Tominez.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 11:00 AM in the church with the Rev. James Gutting, Senior Associate Pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Bradford Manor, 50 Langmaid Ln., Bradford, PA  16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. 

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Citry of Bradford Police Investigating Armed Robbery & Theft Incidents

City of Bradford Police

The City of Bradford Police received a report of a robbery at the Corner Bar and Restaurant on Mechanic St. back on November 7th, 2021 at approximately 1811 hrs. The actor was reported to initially be a black male wearing a mask and a hood at the time. Police determined however the actor was a white male not black. City Police are actively investigating and following all leads. No further comment is available at this time as this is an active investigation.  

The City of Bradford Police also received a report, November 9th, 2021 of a theft from Choice Store on West Washington St. at approximately 0655 hrs. The alleged actor was a male who entered the store and committed theft when the clerk was not at the counter. This was NOT a robbery but a theft of opportunity.  

There is no reason to believe the two incidents are connected at this time. City of Bradford Police are thoroughly investigating both incidents and will provide updates when available.  Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call 814-887-4911 to speak to a City of Bradford Police Officer or reach out to us on the City of Bradford Police face book page.

Coudy Library Lists Recent Fundraiser Donors

The following individuals have recently been added to the previously published list of donors to Coudersport Public Library’s Fall Mailing Fundraiser:

In memory of Milton Freeman by Joe and Sue Marzo; In memory of Barbara Streich by Pawfessional Boarding Kennel; In memory of Denny and Ev Goodenough by Jessica Songster; In memory of John H. Buckler by June Buckler; In memory of Margretta Dubots by Karen Dubots-Huff; In memory of John Rigas by John Merrick; In memory of John Rigas by Everett & Rita Blass.

Donations were received from: Ron & Jeanne Mancia, Margaret M. Parr, John & Georgianna Leete, Wick and Faye Furman, Linda Roberts, Marlene Thomas, Claudet Jolley, Linda Russell, Laura Geiser, Dawn Newton, Kim Chitester, Cynthia Fink, Robin Fink, Nowicki Family, and Judith Regg. 

Rev Hoopes Trucking Is hiring


Shinglehouse Ambulance to Rt. 44

At 2:01 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 North for abdominal pain.

Commissioners Invite Md. ANG To Discuss ‘Warthog’ Flights

Potter County Today
November 13th, 2021

US Air Force photo by Sr. Airman Greg L. Davis

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel have invited representatives from the Maryland Air National Guard to attend a public forum to share details of the unit’s planned low-level military aircraft training flights over a wide swath of northcentral Pennsylvania and answer questions. 

The request is in response to input the commissioners have received from organizations and citizens who are concerned about the impact of the plan on tourism, the environment and the local way of life. Maryland ANG seeks authorization from the U.S. Defense Department to train A-10 “Warthog” pilots for up to 170 days a year, no longer than four hours per day, in low air space (100 feet from the ground and up) across most of Potter and Cameron counties, as well as smaller sections of McKean, Tioga, Clinton and Elk counties (see map below).

A public input period on the Maryland ANG environmental assessment, which determined that the flights pose “no significant impact” on local citizens or the environment, expires on Dec. 15. A copy of the study is available at public libraries in Coudersport and Galeton; online at, (click on Duke MOA Low icon) or by contacting Kristi Kucharek, National Guard Bureau, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157. Her email address is

Military aircraft have trained in the region for many years, but at a higher altitude. Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, which manages state forests and parks, has been studying the potential impacts for more than a year. DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said the flights could “drastically change the character of this region,” with the sound negatively affecting tourism, wildlife and outdoor recreation. DCNR has called on the Maryland ANG to maintain its current flight protocols and operations, or to consider alternative locations. The agency is also calling for an environmental impact study to be conducted, rather than the less detailed “environmental assessment” that was recently released for public comment.

Ridgway PSP Are Investigating A Theft


No Injuries And Disabling Damage In Car VS. Deer Crash On W. Main St. In Ridgway Boro


Criminal Mischief Investigation Ongoing In Jones TWP.


Emporium PSP Are Seeking Information For Burglary In Shippen TWP.


Laurel Health Hosts Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Nov. Through Dec.

Tioga County and Bradford County, PA — Everyone age five and up is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Laurel Health Centers and Laurel Pediatrics are hosting a series of free COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children throughout November and December in Tioga and Bradford Counties. The vaccine is safe, effective, and no cost to attendees.  

These clinics are for patients aged 5 – 11, who will receive the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. Parents and guardians must call ahead to make an appointment at the location of their choice. 

Wellsboro Laurel Health Center, 7 Water St., Wellsboro, 570-724-1010: 

Nov. 17 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Nov. 26 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Dec. 03 – 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
Dec. 08 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Dec. 10 – 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
Dec. 15 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Dec. 22 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

 Laurel Pediatrics, 1 B Main St., Wellsboro, 570-724-7100: 
Nov. 17 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Dec. 01 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Dec. 08 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Dec. 15 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Elkland Laurel Health Center, 103 Forestview Drive, Elkland, 814-258-5117 
Nov. 17 – 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Troy Laurel Health Center, 45 Mud Creek Rd., Troy, 570-297-3746  
Nov. 18 – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Mansfield Laurel Health Center, 416 S Main St., Mansfield, 570-662-2002 
Nov. 22 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Can’t attend one of these pediatric vaccine clinic dates? Parents can call the Laurel Health office of their choice anytime to make an appointment for their child at their convenience.  

Laurel Health is now offering all three Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen) at their locations throughout Tioga and Bradford Counties, including pediatric Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5 – 11, the Pfizer vaccine dosage approved for those aged 12 – 17, and Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen vaccine to everyone 18 and up.  

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the key to truly getting life back to normal. The vaccine teaches the body how to recognize, prepare for, and fight the virus more effectively, nearly eliminating the recipient’s risk of developing serious illness, chronic long-haul symptoms, hospitalization, or death. The vaccines also confer longer-term protection without the serious risks associated with contracting COVID-19. Once enough of the community is vaccinated, it becomes much more difficult for the virus to spread widely, develop new mutated strains, and harm loved ones. What’s more, the vaccine protects the recipient and those around them.     

If you have any questions about the vaccine, please call your healthcare provider to discuss at 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354) or visit  

Wellsville Police Blotter

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department 

Friday, November 12, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Skyanne D. Carpenter, age 24 of Wellsville, charging her with Burglary 2nd (Class C Felony) and Petit Larceny.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on King Street in the Village.  Carpenter was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh.  Carpenter was committed to the Allegany County jail on $1,000.00 cash bail, $2,000.00 property bond or $5,000.00 partially secured bond. Carpenter is due back in Wellsville Village Court on November 16th at 4:30 pm.

Janet LaRue Spiers, 85, of Baltimore, MD

Janet LaRue Spiers

Janet LaRue Spiers, 85, of Baltimore, MD, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Edenwald Senor Living after a lengthy illness.

She was born on October 17, 1936, in Altoona, a daughter of the late Homer and Cora Mahaffey Spiers. 

Janet was a graduate of Altoona High School class of 1954, and she received her bachelor’s degree in teaching at Indiana State Teachers College. After teaching English at Roosevelt Jr. High School in Altoona, she pursued her master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Janet was the district manger of the Johnston Square Center in Baltimore, MD, at the retirement, October 1, 1996. 

Janet is survived by a son, Mark C. Spiers and his wife Cheri of Ridgway, two granddaughters; Hannah Spiers and Emily Spiers, and two sisters; Jean L. Smithbauer and Sally Ann Sprow. 

Funeral Service for Janet L Spiers will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be at Blair County Memorial Gardens. 

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, Pa 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at

SATURDAY Update: Low Vaccination Rate Taking Toll

Potter County Today
November 13th, 2021

Only a handful of Pennsylvania counties have a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Potter County. Public health officials say that is one of the main reasons that the county’s per-capita infection rate is one of the highest in state. 

Pa. Dept. of Health (DOH) reported that 30 more county residents tested positive for the coronavirus between Wednesday and Friday. 

Since the pandemic was declared, some 2,047 people age five and older (13% of the county’s population) have been confirmed as contracting COVID-19. DOH adds that the true number of victims is considerably higher. 

The figure does not include those who were asymptomatic and victims who were never tested. There have been 51 known COVID-related deaths.

According to DOH, the vast majority of those infected were not vaccinated. 

As of Friday, some 6,086 Potter County residents age 5 and older, or 39 percent, had received at least one dose of the vaccine. Statewide, 80 percent have been immunized. 

UPMC Cole offers the vaccine to eligible patients at its outpatient offices. To schedule an appointment for an adult, call 814-274-5460; for pediatric patients, call 814-274-9198. Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Coudersport administers the vaccine by appointment; call 814-274-8660. Rite Aid pharmacies continue to book appointments. To access the online reservation form, click here.

Potter County is hardly alone in the rising case count. 

Tioga County had 85 new cases and three more deaths between Wednesday and Friday; 

Cattaraugus County, N.Y., 171 cases and two deaths; 

McKean County, 46 cases and one death; 

Cameron County, seven cases; 

Allegany County, N.Y., 108 cases; 

Elk County, 74 cases and two deaths; 

Clinton County, 87 cases; and 

Lycoming County, 125 cases and two deaths. 

Statewide, there were 10,848 cases and 91 deaths over the same 48-hour period.

Potter County Farmer’s Market SATURDAY Next To Hotel Crittrenden from 10 AM to 2 PM

The next Potter County Farmer’s Market, located at the Riley Gallery, next to the Hotel Crittenden, will be open this Saturday, November 13th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Here is a list of who plans to be there and what they plan on bringing to the Market:

Barbara's Creations
is planning to be there this week with a variety of products handmade from upcycled materials, including beeswax wraps, zipper jewelry, bags, backpacks, baby shoes, puppets, hotpads, potholders, hats, and mittens. For more information, you can contact Barbara at or by calling 814-544-9068.

ME and My Boys will be at the Market this week, bringing a selection of goat-milk based products that include soap bars, shampoo bars, lotions, bath bombs, and lip balms. Accepting cash or credit card payments. If you need more information you can contact Michele at or visit the Facebook page ME and My Boys Soap.

Mindfully Holistic will be there this week with loose leaf tea, tea accessories, tea gifts, handmade jewelry, and holiday wood signs. For more information, contact Sabrina Perkins at; to see the ingredients of her teas and her other goodies, check out

Card Creek Bakery
is planning to be there this week, bringing some artisan breads, a few sweet treats, jams, and fresh brown eggs! For more information, call 814-544-7313, or by contacting Netra at

Jole'e McGarvey's Mom's Obituary



Shinglehouse Ambulance to North Union Street

At 9:11 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to Honeoye Haven for difficulty breathing.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/12/2021 to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-11-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/12/2021 to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-11-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Wilcox Dispatched For Transformer Fire

At 8:30 AM on Saturday, Wilcox Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 566 Marvin Street near the Library for a transformer on fire.

9:52  AM --Fire police dispatched to close Kane Street due to hi=tension lines down.

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & The Shops of Quarter West

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.  Open Tues-Friday 10-5, Sat. 9-4.  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25


The First Presbyterian Church Of Coudersport In Looking For A Videographer


Morgan Advanced Materials Is Hiring Machine Operators


Health Ride Is Looking For Drivers


Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar


Smethport Area School District Is Hiring Multiple Positions


Friday, November 12, 2021

Suspected Minor Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 In Pike TWP.


Virginia B. "Ginny" Jedrosko, 78, of Bradford, PA.

Virginia B. "Ginny" Jedrosko

Virginia B. "Ginny" Jedrosko, 78, of Bradford, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.

Born in Bradford, on April 9, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Erma (Towner) and Nevin F.H. Boward. She was raised in Bradford by her maternal aunt, Venus (Towner) and Charles Nichols.

She graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1961. Ginny worked in various office positions at Zippo  for over 40 years until her retirement in 2005. 

Gigi was a very creative person and loved gardening. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids who affectionately called her Gigi.

Surviving is one daughter, Tammy Jedrosko, of Bradford, two sons, John Jedrosko Jr., of Atlanta GA, and Matthew (Becky) Jedrosko, of Sparta TN, five grandchildren, Emilie, Elizabeth, Miranda, Stephon and Raphael, four great grandchildren, Zaydin, Avianna, Taylynne and Rhett and several nieces and nephews and close friends. 
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and again from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Avenue, where at 5:00 pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Lynn Gatz, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701, or a charity of the donor's choice

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Lewis Run PSP Are Investigating Corruption Of A Minor


Domestic Incident Leads To Multiple Charges In Mt Jewett Boro


Both Parties Charged With Harassment In Otto TWP.


An Announcement From Friends Of Veterans


Women’s Giving Circle awards $7,000 in grants

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC), a project of the McKean County Community Foundation, held its first in-person annual granting meeting on November 10, awarding $7,000 in grants to four area non-profit organizations. WGC, a philanthropic giving circle, was founded in 2019 by a group of charitable-minded women who cared about improving the quality of life in McKean County for their families and friends.  

The 2021 annual meeting, held at the Eldred WW2 Museum, was attended by WGC members and their guests who greatly enjoyed an evening of socialization, refreshments from Eddie’s on Main and The Winery at Wilcox, and education, including a wonderful presentation by Steve Appleby of the WW2 museum.

The highlight of the evening was a presentation by each of the eight grant applicants with a brief description of the project their grant would be funding. WGC members then voted on their favorite projects and awarded a total of $7,000 in grants to four non-profit organizations. All eight grant applicants were seeking funding for exceptional programs. It is the goal of WGC to continue to increase their membership and grow their ability to assist more non-profit organizations in McKean County.

YWCA received a $2,000 grant for their housing and employment services program, Mattresses Across McKean County was awarded $2,000 to provide mattresses to those in need, CASA of McKean County received $2,000 for recruitment and training of additional volunteers, and Care for Children was awarded a $1,000 grant for their Cribs for Kids program and sleep education for parents. 

WGC is open to all area women who are interested in addressing and supporting issues that are important to women. Each member makes an annual charitable donation of at least $100. The donations are pooled together to make an impact in McKean County by awarding grants to non-profits. WGC is both a philanthropic and a social organization that strengthens the concept of women working together to fund change and create a better way of living in their communities. 

Women can learn more or join Women’s Giving Circle by visiting the McKean County Community Foundation website at or calling the Foundation at 1-844-238-2289.  

Coudersport Dispatched for Man Fallen

At 6:32 PM on Friday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to Weidner Lane for a man fallen.


Pledge of Allegiance
Public Comment
Police Report -
RVFD Call Statistics Report -
Water/Sewer Report
October 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes
November 9, 2021 Budget Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2021 Budget Meeting Minutes
Unpaid bills for November 15, 2021
October Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Ledger
Current Road Bonds – 12-2021 Gutchess Lumber Co., Inc., for Trout Brook Rd. (T324) from SR 6 to Willis Rd. (T323) to the end of Willis Rd.  13-2021 Three Rivers Forest Products LLC. For Raven Hill Rd. (T334) from SR 4005 to the Clara Township Line.
Closed Road Bonds – 10-2021 Northwest Hardwoods Inc., for West Branch Fishing Creek Rd. (T530) from SR 4003 to the Bruce Green Property.
 Revisit the VUB system update for billing
 Letter of Resignation from Perry Hooftallen
 New Computers for the office
 Applications for winter part-time plow drivers
Township will accept letters of interest until November 29, 2021 for the vacant supervisor position.
 New barricades needed for future road work.
 2021 proposed budget
Potter County Realty Transfer Tax
Real Estate Taxes received for October

Sylvia A. (Starks) Kimble, age 79, of Morris, PA

Sylvia A. (Starks) Kimble

Sylvia A. (Starks) Kimble, age 79, of Morris, PA passed away on November 9th,2021, at UPMC Williamsport.  

She was born on April 28th , 1942 in Blossburg, PA to the late Merle and Freda (Goodwin) Starks.  She was the wife of Max E. Kimble whom she married on July 3rd, 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ralph Starks. 

Surviving besides her husband are two sons: Craig Fassett of Morris, and Todd (Penny) Fassett of Rush Springs, OK; one step son, Max (Claire) Kimble, Jr. of Clackamas, OR, and three step daughters: Lynda (Dave) Livingston of Williamsport, PA, Shiela Kimble Haas of La Livinière, France, and Lisa (Jim) Bennett of Montoursville, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol (Herb) Wismer and Cynthia (Leo) Rice, both of Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren:  Justin Fassett, Cody (Kristen) Fassett, and Shayna Fassett; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Rylee Fassett.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  

Sylvia graduated from Wellsboro High School, Class of 1960.  Sylvia worked for Mergenthaler Linofilm, Corning Glass Works, Commonwealth Bank, and retired from the Department of Environmental Protection serving both the Williamsport and Mansfield Offices as a Clerk Typist II.  Sylvia was an avid gardener, extraordinary cook, and baker.  She was also an excellent canner of foods, notably her spaghetti sauce and pickles.  She loved country music, especially Waylon Jennings. Sylvia was a beautiful lady who exuded the classiest of styles from her clothing to her choice of cars to drive.  For those who knew her best, that class was coupled with the most important thing to her, a genuine love for her family.  Anyone that knew her will always think of her as they walk by an Estee Lauder perfume counter in any store.  You always knew when Sylv was in the room as her perfume gave her away before you would ever see her in the room. 

In keeping with Sylvia’s wishes, there will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The American Heart Association,  American Diabetes Association, or the American Kidney Association.  

To share a memory or condolence with Sylvia’s family visit  

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Daniel Lee Taylor, 52, of Bradford, PA

Daniel Lee Taylor

Daniel Lee Taylor, 52, of Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Born on July 26, 1969, in Allegheny NY, he was a son of Robert Daniel and Edna (Zickefoose)Taylor.

He graduated from the Bradford Area High School in 1987, and attended college pursuing an Engineering Degree.

On September 30, 2000 in Evans Memorial United Methodist Church he married Kelly M. (Hanold) Taylor who survives.

He was employed as a surveyor for E&M Engineers and Surveyors for the past 21 years.

He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and spending time at the beach with his family.

In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by one son, Daniel Lee Taylor. of Bradford, two brothers, David L. (Jessica) Taylor of Bradford and Craig A. Taylor of Lewis Run, and nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held for the family with Rev. Ernest Perry, Pastor of the Sawyer Evangelical Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Honeoye Road

At 3:03 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to 2354 Honeoye Road for a 24 year old male fallen about 20 feet from a roof.

Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar


Richard K. Koester, age 69 of Westfield, PA

Richard K. Koester

Richard K. Koester, age 69 of Westfield, PA passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Corning Hospital. 

He was born August 25, 1952 in Gowanda, NY. He was the son of the late William and Donna (Robbins) Koester. Richard married Karen Ofner and they would have celebrated 10 loving years together on December 24, 2021.

Richard had many different jobs throughout the years. For a handful of years he worked at Dresser Industries in Wellsboro, PA, then he worked as a milk truck driver for a few years and after that he worked for PennDot until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, driving his side by side with his wife and helping to build or fix things with his children. He also spent a lot of time with his loving family.

Richard is survived by his wife Karen; children, Annessa (Walter) Bieser of Cowanesque, PA, Boyd (Crissie) Koester of Cowanesque, PA, Brian (Kim) Koester of Cowanesque, PA and Nicholas (Aliesha) Galayda of Bolivar, NY; 13 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; sister Susan Koester of Crystal River, FL; and brother William S. Koester Jr. of Cowanesque, PA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Deborah Koester.   

Calling hours will be held Friday evening November 19, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Jemison Valley Church, Westfield and on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with the memorial service starting at 2:00 pm. 

The family asks that anyone who wishes to attend wear casual clothing because that’s what Richard would’ve wanted. The family also respectfully declines flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

Richard is in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home,

Jack L. King, age 78, of Elkland, PA

Jack L. King

Jack L. King, age 78, of Elkland, PA sadly passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at his home. 

Born June 7, 1943 in Nelson, PA, he was the son of the late Lionel and Thelma (Heysham) King. 

Upholding Jack's wishes, the family will not be having any services. 

Jack is in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home,

James A. McLaughlin, age 89, of Sabinsville, PA

James A. McLaughlin

James A. McLaughlin, age 89, of Sabinsville, PA passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at UPMC Wellsboro. 

Born November 14, 1931, he was the son of the late James and Louise (Race) McLaughlin. 

A memorial service may be held at the family's earliest convenience. 

James is in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home,

Edward F. “Hector” Wheeler Jr, 65, of Elm Street, Eldred, PA

Edward F. “Hector” Wheeler Jr.

Edward F. “Hector” Wheeler Jr, 65 of Elm Street, Eldred, PA  passed away on Tuesday (November 09, 2021) at Olean General Hospital.  

Born on November 25, 1955 in Plum Borough he was the son of Edward and Josephine Hafer Wheeler Sr.   On December 24, 1987 in Plum Borough he married his wife of 34 years Mary Racioppo who survives.  

Hector was a 1973 graduate of Plum Boro and was raised there prior to moving to the Eldred Area in 1989. He was formerly employed by Pagane Auto Body in Plum, a truck driver for Johnny Chearl in Plum, IA Construction for 19 years and previously employed by Taylor and Armstrong.  Mr. Wheeler enjoyed tinkering in the garage and working on his vehicles.  

Surviving including his wife is one son; E. Russell Wheeler of Eldred, one daughter; Katherine Wheeler of Bradford, one brother Paul (Maureen) Wheeler of Plum, and one sister Cathy Wheeler of Penn Hills.  

Visitation will be held on Friday (November 12, 2021) from 5-7pm and Saturday (November 13, 2021) from 11-1pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Father Tom Brown officiating.   

Memorials may be made to the Eldred Free Library.  

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